Have you read your dental care book cover to cover, or did it go straight into the recycling bin? This article is for those of you who haven’t and don’t know how to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Floss, floss, and floss some more. I hope you joined the flossing bandwagon already. But if not, it’s a must now. Flossing is important to avoid periodontal disease, which will cause your gums to recede in the end. When that happens your teeth will start to show signs of decay and sensitivity—not good! Use a liquid antibacterial mouthwash after brushing and before bedtime. It’s a plus if it has fluoride in it as well.
Brush every morning for two minutes and every night for two minutes as well (this rule goes hand-in-hand with brusing).
If you have braces, remove them after meals and clean them thoroughly with a toothbrush and water.
Have your teeth cleaned by your dentist at least twice a year, or whenever he/she recommends it.
Be careful what you eat! Sugary snacks should be avoided as they can cause tooth decay and cavities.
Don’t forget to floss at night before bedtime, so that way your mouth is clean for the long haul of sleeping (and snoring!).
Treat your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush for two minutes every morning before you go to work or school (don’t forget to floss as well).
Try to avoid eating foods that damage your teeth (like soda and acidic fruits).
If you already have a cavity or dental problem, visit your dentist and fix it ASAP. If you have a sensitive tooth, be wary of hard food on the outside of your mouth like chewing gum and ice cream. Also, let your dentist know if you are wearing braces, sharing braces with others or have had orthodontic treatment in the past. Do you know how to floss? Get your teeth cleaned by a dentist at least twice a year, or every time he/she recommends it.
Visit your dentist if you have a dental issue. The sooner the better!
If you have one or more missing teeth, fix it with a dental implant or dentures (what ever you think is best for yourself). Brush after every meal—and floss! Flossing helps to scrape excess food and plaque off your teeth and gums. (If you don’t know how to floss, ask your dentist or parents.) “You should remember that bad habits in eating can harm your mouth as well as good ones can help it. The above are only a few of the tips we have given to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful.
Remember that even though you brush, floss and visit the dentist regularly, it is still important to do so as often as possible.